13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29​h
1
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 23rd (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and finally get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kittila trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kittila is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kittila is minus 8 hours. In December, Kittila is colder than Sydney - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Muonio trip planning website .

You can drive from Kittila to Muonio in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Museum-lovers will appreciate Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari, about 1h 15 min away. On the 28th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla day trip tool .

Drive from Saariselka to Sodankyla in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sodankyla are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip website .

You can drive from Sodankyla to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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